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Sunday 3 March, 2013

Column: How much does each TD actually cost the State?
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# Opinion

Column: How much does each TD actually cost the State?

Mar 3rd 2013, 8:00 AM 5,008 Views 118 Comments

The annual pay of ministers and TDs doesn’t come close to recognising the true financial cost of hiring them, writes Sarah O’Neill.

Thursday 24 January, 2013

Column: Scandal over state board appointees shows there is reform in name only
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# Opinion

Column: Scandal over state board appointees shows there is reform in name only

Jan 24th 2013, 7:00 AM 152 Views 49 Comments

Ignoring candidates for state boards who apply through formal channels in favour of those with political backgrounds discredits the election promises to tackle cronyism, writes Sarah O’Neill.

Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Column: Secrecy around TDs’ expenses is typical of Irish political culture
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# Opinion

Column: Secrecy around TDs’ expenses is typical of Irish political culture

Nov 27th 2012, 7:00 AM 37 Views 51 Comments

Yes, expenses need reform – but we need a larger conversation too, writes Sarah O’Neill.